Is a killed worker worth only $1,000? RadioLabour Canada Report for Feb. 22 - 28, 2019

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A man was killed on the job in Sudbury and the employer was given a $1,000 fine. The United Steelworkers wants employers who don't follow health and safety rules to go to jail.

Also on this week's show --

  • There is a shortage of nurses in Nova Scotia. But what does the health authority do? It cuts overtime payments. The Nova Scotia Government Employees' Union wants more nurses and a regular overtime pay procedure.
  • February 20 was Social Justice Day - a day set aside by the United Nations to remind people that there are 200 million unemployed in the world, slavery and child labour still exists and everywhere there is inequality. The International Labour Organization calls for social justice through full employment.
  • And singing "The Westray Mine Song" By Ronnie McEwan. Used by permission.

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RadioLabour is the international labour movement's radio service. It was established nine years ago to report on union issues and events with an emphasis on developing countries. It is now producing country-specific programmes starting with Canada. Its primary reporters are members of The Canadian Freelance Union, a community chapter of UNIFOR. Its host is Marc Bélanger, a former head of the labour education programme of the International Labour Organization in Turin Italy. RadioLabour's reporters are accredited by the International Federation of Journalists.

 

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